Spend the Weekend at a National Park

14 Aug

Fee-Free Weekends in Your National Parks

Visitors sitting around a campfire in a national park.

America’s Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better this summer with three fee-free weekends at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees*.

Mark your calendars for fee-free weekends this summer:

  • June 20-21, 2009 (Father’s Day weekend)
  • July 18-19, 2009
  • August 15-16, 2009

And to make the fun even more affordable, many national park concessioners are joining the National Park Service in welcoming visitors on this summer’s fee free weekends with the their own special offers.

Here’s a tip – many national parks never charge an entrance fee, so you can plan inexpensive visits year round!

For a list of family fun activities this summer, visit National Parks: The Place to Be for Family Fun.

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.


2 Responses to “Spend the Weekend at a National Park”

  1. Piet August 14, 2009 at 11:40 pm #

    We are also taking advantage of the free camping and going to Crater National Park. There are thousands of free camping sites the year around in the 155 National Forest throughout the country. Found this to be interesting. http://www.picnicplacemat.com/Dispersed-Camping-1.html

    • mochamom04 August 15, 2009 at 10:36 pm #

      I hope you have an awesome weekend! I would love to go on a camping trip, but my schedule right now just won’t allow for it. Let us know how it went. Thanks for the link.

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